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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 2008, 10:26 am Thread Starter
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GT Handlebar Risers - Suburban Machinery Barbacks vs. Helibars

I am thinking about adding these comfort items to my K1200GT. Which is better, and why? HeliBars or Suburban Machinery Barbacks?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 2008, 12:07 pm
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The HeliBar unit moves the bars back 1", at the stock "tall" setting. The Suburban Machinery units move the bars back 1", but also have five height positions. The lowest is equal to the stock "tall" position. The second and third positions add 9 mm each (0.35" or 0.7"). The fourth and fifth positions are also 9 mm steps, but are too tall to allow the throttle cables to reach comfortably.

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The SM barbacks are cheaper too. I don't see a downside.
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The Suburban Machinery risers are also drilled to accept accessories. I used a piece of flat stock aluminum to span the risers and mounted my zumo in the center. I can see my instruments and open the tank bag with hitting the GPS.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 25th, 2008, 6:13 am
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I've had both and prefer the Suburbans because they allow increased flexible height and pull the bars back toward you more. Mack
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 25th, 2008, 9:08 am
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I live right down the road from Suburban. I know Terry, the owner.
It's a meticulous shop, he's very good at what he does. Very thorough.
I've had him do stuff for me.

If I were in the market for barbacks or lowered pegs ( which
I ain't cuz I'm not a believer in that sorta abomination ) My money
would go to Suburban........every time.

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